News of Note

Horrific animal cruelty exposed at UCSF
PETA is demanding that the University of California San Francisco return a $2.1 million research grant after chilling reports of gruesome animal cruelty were uncovered.  The animal rights organization’s demand relates to one of countless tales of animals suffering in horrific conditions at UCSF, which has one of the largest medical research programs in the country.

 

Animal rights organization blasts Santa Cruz company for continued animal welfare violations
Santa Cruz Biotechnology continued to violate animal welfare regulations even after a federal complaint was lodged against the company, records show. An animal rights organization has written a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack prevailing upon him to take immediate action and to remove all of the animals at the Delaware Avenue facility in Santa Cruz.

 

No prison time for man in sled dog slaughter
A man who pleaded guilty in the slaughter of dozens of sled dogs in British Columbia will not spend time in prison, a judge has ruled.  Provincial Court Judge Steve Merrick concluded Thursday that Robert Fawcett had the “best interests” of the dogs at heart when he culled the pack near Whistler after a slump in business following the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

 

Police make arrest in death of monkey at zoo
Police arrested a 22-year-old man Monday after a monkey at the Boise zoo was found dead over the weekend, shortly after a zoo security guard frightened away two intruders.

 

Vegan-Curious? Here’s an Easy 30-Day Guide From a Noted Vegan Chef and Author
For all who would like to go vegan but who don’t know where to begin, there’s now a comprehensive multimedia guide that breaks it down day by day. The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, created by vegan chef and author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, is a guide that includes audio, video, and written resources in bite-sized chunks, delivered daily to your email inbox so you can take your vegan experiment one day at a time.

 

A Place for Healing Broken Wings
Such life-or-death dramas are commonplace at the center, which opened on Columbus Avenue in the spring after the Wild Bird Fund was based for years inside the apartment of a co-founder, Rita McMahon. It is on track to treat 1,500 birds this year, from the three-gram hummingbird to a turkey more than 1,000 times its size.

 

This Guru Nanak Jayanti, safeguard animal rights
It is a happy coincidence that the 543rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji falls on the same day, November 28, as World Compassion Day, which will be incepted this year with focus on animal rights.